Part of the 2016 Brain to Books Cyber Convention SF Blog Tour.
David M. Kelly is a writer of speculative fiction. Raised on the classics of Robert Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Harry Harrison among others, he focuses on character-based fiction, fascinating plots and solid story-telling.
David’s interest in science and technology began early. At the age of six his parents allowed him to stay up late into the night to watch the television broadcast of Neil Armstrong stepping on to the surface of the moon. From that day he was hooked on everything related to science and space.
David writes about science, technology and politics on his blog. His short story “Inser” was published in Canadian science fiction magazine Neo-opsis. He is currently working on his novel, codenamed MOE.
David has worked for many years in project management and software development. Previous interests have included IPSC combat (target) pistol shooting, crew chief on a drag racing team, and several years as bass player/vocalist in a heavy rock band. He also managed to fit in some real work in manual jobs from digging ditches and work on production lines to loading trucks in a haulage company.
Originally from the wild and woolly region of Yorkshire, England, he emigrated to Canada in 2005 and lives in Northern Ontario with his patient and supportive wife, Hilary. When not writing, David can be found driving his classic Corvette ZR-1 or exploring the hiking trails around Lake Superior.
About Dead Reckoning and Other Stories
From David M. Kelly comes a cast of characters all in need of some serious therapy. In Dead Reckoning, Hector discovers that life after death ain’t easy when your shorts itch and your ass belongs to a whip-wielding giant. And pity poor Murphy, struggling to keep the peace between his team of geeky scientists and a gung-ho lieutenant, as they investigate a mysterious alien ship—all while dealing with his own personal case of Murphy’s Law. First Contact is always complicated, especially when you have to call in cranky old relic, Casteneda, to bail you out. Fresh off the battlefield, Matt Holbrook is also grappling with a perplexing new species, but all he wants is to make it home. Earl Duarte is in for some interesting pet therapy in How Much Is That Doggy? And as for Elvis, he definitely needs some therapy. In One For The Money he’s re-entered the building, but is kinda confused. Meanwhile, lovesick Dan wonders if Mel will ever notice him in the technology-obsessed world of Version Control. Dead Reckoning And Other Stories: science fiction with character.
Where to Find David
- Amazon Author Page:
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/David_Kelly_SF
- TSU: http://tsu.co/David_M_Kelly
- Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/DavidMKelly
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/David.Kelly.SF
Where to Buy Dead Reckoning and Other Stories
- Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Reckoning-Other-Stories-David-Kelly/dp/0993889050/
- Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dead-reckoning-and-other-stories-mr-david-m-kelly/1122660773
- Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-ca/ebook/dead-reckoning-and-other-stories
- Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/553473
Previously published in Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine
- How much is that doggy?
This story also appears in the “Paws for a tale” charity anthology
- A Slight Imperfection